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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "Let him laugh and I see" what?
(a) "A grain silo sitting at the edge of the desert for no reason."
(b) "A cellar your father does not remember and a house he does not remember."
(c) "A field of flowers and a vase of daisies."
(d) "A long and dark tunnel into the fear that hides behind his soul."

2. What must one become "concerning destruction and death," according to the author in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Bold and incisive."
(b) "Peaceful and analytical."
(c) "Tough and philosophical."
(d) "Logical and honest."

3. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to the condition of being lower in status or quality than others?
(a) Integrity.
(b) Desolate.
(c) Inferiority.
(d) Complexity.

4. When was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?
(a) January 1, 1865.
(b) January 1, 1864.
(c) January 1, 1863.
(d) January 1, 1862.

5. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to extremely cruel and brutal behavior?
(a) Diligence.
(b) Integrity.
(c) Inhumanity.
(d) Apprehension.

6. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "We have not stopped trembling yet, but if we had not loved each other none of us would have" what?
(a) "Survived."
(b) "Made it to the North."
(c) "Achieved so much."
(d) "Left."

7. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," " There is no reason for you to try to become like" what?
(a) "White people."
(b) "Your father."
(c) "Me."
(d) "Your ancestors."

8. How does the author sign off in his letter in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Your brother, James."
(b) "Your son, James."
(c) "Your father."
(d) "Your uncle, James."

9. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to desire and determination to achieve success?
(a) Deterioration.
(b) Cultivation.
(c) Exultation.
(d) Ambition.

10. The author describes the recipient's face as being the same face of whom in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Your father and my brother."
(b) "Your mother and father."
(c) "Your great-grandfather."
(d) "Your mother and grandmother."

11. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means eager to fight or defiant?
(a) Cautionary.
(b) Truculent.
(c) Virulent.
(d) Conclusive.

12. Of white people, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "You must accept them and accept them with" what?
(a) Clarity.
(b) Faith.
(c) Love.
(d) Resentment.

13. What does the word "impertinent" mean in the context of "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Disrespectful or rude.
(b) Plausible.
(c) Uncomfortable or wary.
(d) Inexcusable.

14. About how many years ago does the author describe the letter recipient being born in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) 16 years ago.
(b) 10 years ago.
(c) 14 years ago.
(d) 20 years ago.

15. What caused the author's father's defeat in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "He couldn't stop his temper from exploding."
(b) "He was unaware of his destiny and fell behind."
(c) "He really believed what what people said about him."
(d) "He didn't care for his family or his friends."

Short Answer Questions

1. The author states in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook," "We cannot be free until" what?

2. The author describes the birth of the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," saying "here you were: to be loved. To be loved, baby, hard, at once, and forever, to strengthen you against" what?

3. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "The details and symbols of your life have been deliberately constructed to make you believe" what?

4. The author claims in "My Dungeon Shook" that "the danger, in the minds of most white Americans, is" what?

5. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means great in importance, extent, or size?

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